My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Correctional Association Of New York, New York, NY, USA
I am a formerly incarcerated woman who has worked as an editor at a magazine for people with HIV and hepatitis C for ten years. I am now involved with work toward prison justice. In both areas, CANY has been a huge help and support, and the most innovative partner in every sort of research. Their monitoring of conditions in the state's prisons is an enormous comfort and support to the people I know who are behind bars. The office staff is always either able to answer any question or will quickly find the answer and reply to phone and email requests. I frequently see representatives of CANY at public events and forums. They are unfailingly warm, helpful and incisive in their comments. Prisoners and social justice activists could not wish for a better organization to have in our corner and voicing our concerns. (I checked "general member of public" because I have been a donor, a volunteer, a professional with expertise in the field, and informally a client of CANY. I hope to volunteer there in the future as well.
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